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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Christmas Cherry Bars



For the Bars:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (21 oz each) cherry pie filling

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
Making the Dough:
In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix in vanilla and almond extracts.
Gradually add flour to the mixture.
Spread 3 cups of dough evenly in the prepared pan.
Layer with cherry pie filling.
Drop remaining dough in teaspoonfuls over the filling.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Preparing the Glaze:
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extracts, and milk to reach desired consistency.
Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bars.
Cut into slices and serve.
Enjoy your homemade Cherry Pie Bars!


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